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Old 06-25-07, 08:17 AM   #1
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Race Report 6/24

Webster Groves Crit in St. Louis.

The course favored my style of riding and since I was only 1 point away from my cat 3 upgrade my teammates worked for me the whole race.

I sat in third to fifth almost the entire race, usually behind a teammate (Gabe).

Teammates chased down a couple of potential breaks and I was forced to chase down only one.

I sat in the entire race, not listening to my body when it screamed "TAKE A FLYER OFF THE FRONT!"

My sprint started just a bit earlier than I wanted, but the technical part of the finish meant that whoever went into the last two turns in the front would probably win.

One teammate won a $50 prime, Gabe took 5th, and I took the win.

My last race as a cat 4 will be next weekend at the Illinois State Championships. How sweet would that be to walk away with one final win!


Photo was taken just before I crossed the finish line as I was beginning to put my arms in the air.

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Old 06-25-07, 09:03 AM   #2
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Congratulations. Seems like most of the BF racing forum crew is either crashing or winning ... or in my case just sucking.
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Congratulations. Seems like most of the BF racing forum crew is either crashing or winning ... or in my case just sucking.
Don't worry, bud-- I'm crashing AND sucking.
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I'm just sucking.
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Congrats!

Though I haven't looked at the results yet (mainly because I don't want to be reminded of my poor performance) it looked like you Team Mack guys were really well represented!

As for my performance on Sunday, I have my excuses, but they are just that, excuses. Time to train harder!
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Congratulations. Seems like most of the BF racing forum crew is either crashing or winning ... or in my case just sucking.
Well . . . it looks like I pulled the bikeforums double this weekend then. Saturday on a training ride a new dog came out of nowhere on a route we always take and headed right for the group. The German Shepard took out my front wheel and sent me over the handlebars. I escaped with a little road rash and a bruised hip. Fortunately I was still able to race and win on Sunday.
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